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Puppy Sophie



But first, can I just say it's been a long time! Like, wowza. I feel a little rusty sitting here typing this out. After, what, ten days? of much needed R-E-S-T (more on that later), I am back today because I had to introduce you to sweet little Sophie girl!

The Sophie Facts:

  • She is a Keeshond puppy.
  • She was a Christmas surprise that we got for Bjork's parents.
  • I bolded that because I know you're all thinking she's ours. She's not. But I think we're her godparents or something?
  • We picked her up a few days before Christmas.
  • For five days she slept in our room (yes, we're those people), played in our backyard, had little accidents on our carpet, woke us up early, took us for snowy “walks”, chewed on our nicely wrapped presents, and enjoyed lots of snuggly naps on the couch (because yes, we're those people.)
  • We brought her to her real mom and dad on Christmas morning with a big velvet red bow around her neck, obvi.
  • She is a complete fluff ball of sweet, calm, loving energy.
  • If she can be with you for 24 hours a day, in your arms, she'll be happy.
  • She totally melts me.

Puppy Sophie on the floor.


Man holding a puppy.

Woman holding a puppy.


Puppy sleeping.

I hope you've all been able to rest and relax on this Christmas break as much as I have. It was very much needed and I'm both thankful for the rest and excited to be back in action. It's all thanks to the puppy therapy, definitely.

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    I love her!!! She is absolutely sweet and beautiful. I really like her eyes and the expression of her face!!! Cuuuuutee 🙂

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    1) Hi. I’ve missed you.
    2) I’m glad that you are getting to spend your winter break doing things like puppy-gifting and spending time with the world’s cutest Swedish people.
    3) I’m so glad the adorable puffball isn’t yours. They shed like crazy.
    4) Eight days left… I hope you enjoy them!
    5) I got boots!!! (I know you are doing a “squee” and a happy dance for me right now.)
    6) Remember those pizza breads that you gave me a long while back…? I just found a few leftover frozen ones, popped them in the oven… and they are STILL fabulous!
    7) I got a boatload of good chocolate from my students… You know where my “secret” stash is and mi casa es su casa… May that thought ease you gently back into school. 🙂

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    One more thing… I seriously hope “new sweatshirt” was on the list of gifts you got for Bjork. That’s one sad lookin’ hoodie. (Why do men hold onto clothes for so long? I don’t know. Kevin finally wore through a shirt he’d been wearing for the 22 years since we started dating.)

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      LOL! Get this: I bought him one for Christmas, and we had to return it due to an awkward high-neck style! I won’t pretend there wasn’t drama in the middle of Macy’s. *sigh*

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        You’ve paved the way to Macy’s for me. Tomorrow, 2 of the 3 sweatshirts I bought Kevin for Christmas are being returned there. *double sigh 🙁

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    Oh my gosh – she is so beautiful! What a sweet surprise 🙂 We have a finnish lapphund which is really quite similar to a keeshond and I just love him to bits – you can see him on my blog if you like as I have him in almost all my posts!

    Merry Christmas.x


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    What a little cutie!! Such a little fluff ball … I just want to snuggle her. Gah. My husband wants a dog and I said no, and I am having a hard time keeping my resolve!

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    OMG I’m in love. I was playing the video and John came in and said, “Oh isn’t that sweet,” and I said, “wait til you see who it is?” LOL

    He awwww’d.

    We’re definitely dog people too. Charlie is between my chair and my feet as I type.

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    So cute!! We are going to start looking at dogs for us soon. I know nothing about dog breeds my husband on the other hand took one look at these pictures and was like “oh a Keeshond”

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    I really thought she was yours until I read the bold part. In that first picture, she looks like she wants to convince you to be her mommy. So cute.

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      THEY ARE! I was surprised at how much I didn’t mind it, though. Like you said, the cuteness makes it all worth while. 🙂